Artist Profile

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August H. O. Rolle

  • Lived:
  • 1875-1941
  • Worked:
  • District of Columbia
  • Style:
  • Lanscape, Coastal
  • American Landscape painter, August H.O. Rolle studied at the Corcoran School of Art under Clarence E. Messer and Richard N. Brooks.    

    For 41 years, the artist worked at The Bureau of the Census, as an economic analyst of forest products. He was a member of American Society of Foresters. Rolle exhibited paintings at National Gallery of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Arts Club.

    He was active in various organizations, including founding of the Landscape Club of Washington in 1915, president of Washington Watercolor Club, officer of Society of Washington Artists; also Norwegian Society, Arts Club, Miniature Arts Club, Minnesota State Society.    

    Rolle also served in the Third Infantry during the Spanish-American War, and fought during one of the last Indian uprisings in Minnesota.